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SPAN 401 - Elementary Spanish I
Credits: 4.00
Conducted in Spanish. For students without previous knowledge of Spanish. Aural-oral practice, fundamental speech patterns, reading and writing to achieve a firm basis for an active command of Spanish. Lab. No credit toward a major. (No credit for students who have had two or more years of Spanish in secondary school; however, any such students whose studies of Spanish have been interupted for 5 years or more should consult the coordinator of elementary Spanish. 401-402 taken together satisfies the foreign language requirement. Special fee.

SPAN 402 - Elementary Spanish II
Credits: 4.00
Conducted in Spanish. Aural-oral practice, fundamental speech patterns, reading and writing to achieve a firm basis for an active command of Spanish. No credit toward a major. 401-402 taken together satisfies the foreign language requirement. Special fee. SPAN 401 is a prerequisite for this course. Cannot be taken separately without permission of instructor.

SPAN 403 - Review of Spanish
Credits: 4.00
Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes aural/oral practice, reviews basic structure, reading and writing to develop active command of language. Preparation for Spanish 503. Designed for those who have had only two years of high school Spanish. Special fee. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. A grade of C or higher is required in the course to advance to SPAN 503.

SPAN #410 - Communicative Spanish for the Professions
Credits: 2.00
A skill-based course for students at the advanced beginner/low intermediate level who wish to focus on the Spanish language for use in relation to the health fields, business, law, tourism, and social services. Helps students develop a practical understanding of the Hispanic world through communicative activities in specific fields.

SPAN 500 - Selected Topics in World Literature
Credits: 4.00
Topics chosen that introduce students to major themes and genres. (Also offered as CLAS 500, FREN 500, GERM 500, ITAL 500, PORT 500, RUSS 500.) May be repeated for credit. Writing intensive.

SPAN 503 - Intermediate Spanish I
Credits: 4.00
Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Lab. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 503H - Honors/Intermediate Spanish I
Credits: 4.00
Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Lab. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 504 - Intermediate Spanish II
Credits: 4.00
Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Lab. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 504H - Honors/Intermediate Spanish II
Credits: 4.00
Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 525 - Spanish Civilization and Culture
Credits: 4.00
Historical, geographical, and artistic expressions of Spanish civilization that have formed the character of contemporary Spanish culture. Conducted in English. Majors must take either 525 or 526, but both may not be counted for major credit. Special fee.

SPAN 526 - Latin American Civilization and Culture
Credits: 4.00
Significant historical, geographical, and artistic expressions of pre-Colombian and Latin American civilization. Conducted in English. Majors must take either 525 or 526, but both may not be counted for major credit. Special fee.

SPAN 595 - Practicum
Credits: 2.00
Practical use of Spanish language or cultural skills outside the classroom through special projects. Prereq: SPAN 504. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 credits.

SPAN 631 - Advanced Conversation and Composition I
Credits: 4.00
Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent writing assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. Prereq: SPAN 504 or equivalent. Special fee. Writing intensive. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 631H - Honors/Advanced Conversation and Composition I
Credits: 4.00
Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent writing assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. Prereq: SPAN 504 or equivalent. Special fee. Writing intensive. Satisfies the foreign language requirement. Writing Intensive.

SPAN 632 - Advanced Conversation and Composition II
Credits: 4.00
Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent writing assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. Prereq: SPAN 631 or equivalent. Special fee. Writing intensive. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 632H - Honors/Advanced Conversation and Composition II
Credits: 4.00
Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent writing assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. Prereq: SPAN 631 or equivalent. Special fee. Writing intensive. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 641 - Spanish Phonetics
Credits: 4.00
Practical application of fundamental phonetic theory to spoken Spanish. Special fee. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor.

SPAN 645 - Intro to Spanish Linguistics
Credits: 4.00
Establishes the basis for future application of linguistic principles. Explores different areas of linguistics including morphology, word formation and verbal inflection. Issues in syntax and semantics are analyzed both in isolation and in terms of their relationship to each other. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to apply these linguistic concepts to actual Spanish language data and to achieve a better understanding of the structures governing the language they are studying. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee.

SPAN 647 - Hispanic Cultural Studies
Credits: 4.00
Contemporary approaches to the study of the cultures of Hispanic populations that examine the intersections of politics, art, religion and the forces of globalization. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee.

SPAN 648 - Readings in Current Periodicals
Credits: 4.00
Advanced practice in reading, speaking, and writing, based on current events in contemporary periodicals of the Spanish-speaking world. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee.

SPAN 650 - Introduction to Critical Analysis
Credits: 4.00
Methods and practice of literary criticism. Critical analysis of representative essays, fiction, poetry, and drama from Spain and Latin America. Frequent short papers. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

SPAN 651 - Introduction to Spanish Literature and Thought
Credits: 4.00
Reading and analysis of major works within the historical, cultural, and social background of the Iberian peninsula. Emphasis on works from medieval to Golden Age Spain. Papers, discussion, and examinations in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

SPAN 652 - Introduction to Spanish Literature and Thought
Credits: 4.00
Reading and analysis of major works in the historical, cultural, and social background of the Iberian peninsula. Emphasis on works from 19th and 20th century Spain. Papers, discussion, and examinations in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

SPAN 653 - Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought
Credits: 4.00
Reading and analysis of major works within the historical, cultural, and social background of the New World.Emphasis on works from Colonial period and 19th century. Papers, discussion, and examinations in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

SPAN 654 - Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought
Credits: 4.00
Reading and analysis of major works within the historical, cultural, and social background of Latin America. Emphasis on works from the 20th century. Papers, discussion, and examinations in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

SPAN 683 - Summer Study in Costa Rica
Credits: 8.00
Studies in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica. Six week summer immersion program for undergraduate students. Prereq: a minimum of 32 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.5. Interested students should contact the program director. Special fee. Cr/F.

SPAN 686 - Study Abroad/Granada
Credits: 20.00
Studies in Granada, Spain. Prereq: primarily for juniors and seniors who have passed SPAN 503-504 or equivalent with a grade of B (3.00) or better. Noncredit orientation meetings required during semester prior to departure. Interested students should consult with the program directors. Special fee. Cr/F. (An IA [continuous grading] grade will be assigned until official transcript is received from the foreign institution.)

SPAN 790 - Topics in Second Language Acquisition/Pedagogy/Methodology
Credits: 4.00
A) Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, B) Internet Technologies and Second Language Learning. Prereq: permission of instructor. Special fee. May be taken more than once if no duplication of content.

SPAN 795 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Guided individual study with training in bibliography and organization of materials. Topics selected by instructor and student in conference. Barring duplication of content, may be repeated for credit. Prereq: permission of of instructor. Special fee.

SPAN 797 - Topics in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 4.00
A) Medieval Spanish Literature, B) Spanish Literature of the Renaissance and the Golden Age, C) Spanish Litterature of the 18th and 19th Centuries, D) Spanish Literature of the 20th Century (Poetry/Theater/Prose,), E) Contemporary Spanish Literature, F) Spanish Cultural Studies, G) Latin American Literatureof the 16th and 17th Centuries, H) Latin American Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries, I) 20th Century Latin American Literature (Poetry/Theater/Prose), J) Contemporary Latin American Literature, K) Cyberliterature and Cyberculture, L) Transatlantic Studies, M) Spanish and Latin American Philosophy and Essay, N) Indigenous Cultural Expression of the Americas, O) Hispanic Film Studies, P) U.S. Hispanic Cultural Studies, Q) Latin American Cultural Studies, R) Senior Seminar, S) Other. Prereq: permission of instructor. Special fee. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content. Writing intensive.

SPAN 798 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Credits: 4.00
A) History of the Spanish Language, B) Study of Spanish Mood and Aspect, C) Sociolinguistics of Spanish, D) Discourse Analysis, E) Politeness and Pragmatics, F) Bilingualism and Spanish in the U.S., G) Spanish Pronouns, Agreement and Modifiers, H) Regional and Social Variation in Spanish Phonetics, I) Other. Prereq: permission of instructor. Special fee. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content.

SPAN 799 - Senior Honors
Credits: 4.00
For senior Spanish majors with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.40 and the same or better average in the major who want to undertake a special honors project in an area of Spanish language or literature of their choice. Prereq: permission of advisor. Special fee.